Man sitting at a desk writingNorthern Territory nomination Significant Investor Stream visa factsheet

Significant Investor (Subclass 188) stream and Significant Investor Extension (Subclass 188) stream visas

This visa is for applicants who are intending to invest at least AU$5 million into complying investments in Australia and want to maintain business and investment activity in Australia. Applicants can be nominated by a state or territory government or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government.

For detailed information go to Significant Investor (Subclass 188) visa stream

Northern Territory Government objectives

The Northern Territory Government nominates overseas investors and business people whose proposed investments / businesses demonstrate a benefit to the Northern Territory. It targets genuine, high calibre applicants who are willing to invest and do business in the Northern Territory.

Applicants will be considered with the long term benefit to the Northern Territory economy being the prime factor considered for approval of NT nomination.

The Northern Territory will review and change its nomination criteria from time to time to reflect its emerging economic / development needs.

Nomination guidelines

All applicants are required to demonstrate they meet the Northern Territory nomination requirements as well as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection criteria.

Conditions of nomination

The following conditions of nomination apply:

  • The nominated investor must notify the Northern Territory’s Department of Trade, Business and Innovation of their contact details, residential and business addresses and any changes.
  • Northern Territory nomination is not transferable to any other Australian state or territory.

Northern Territory Government nomination process

Step 1 Complete a Significant Investor Stream application form (docx 45 kb) | Significant Investor Stream application form (pdf 62 kb)
Step 2 If successful lodge an Expression of Interest (EoI) through SkillSelect and advise the Northern Territory Government of your EoI number​.
Step 3 The Northern Territory Government will nominate you on your EoI and you will receive an invitation from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to apply for your visa.
Step 4 Lodge your visa application​.

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